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Claudia McNeil (1917–1993)

Claudia McNeil was born on August 13, 1917 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She was an actress, known for A Raisin in the Sun (1961), Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978) and The Last Angry Man (1959). She died on November 25, 1993 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1983 The Mississippi (TV Series)
Mrs. Larson
- Joey (1983) ... Mrs. Larson
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Sister Will Ada
- Episode #1.7 (1979) ... Sister Will Ada
 1978 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Dulcie
- The Tap Dance Kid (1978) ... Dulcie
 1978 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (TV Movie)
Big Ma
 1974 Cry Panic (TV Movie)
Ethel Hanson
 1974 The Migrants (TV Movie)
Rose Daw
 1972 To Be Young, Gifted, and Black (TV Movie)
 1972 Moon of the Wolf (TV Movie)
Sara
 1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Granny
- The Connection (1972) ... Granny
 1971 Incident in San Francisco (TV Movie)
Odessa Carter
 1970 Men at Law (TV Series)
 1969 The Skirts of Happy Chance (TV Movie)
Florence
 1967 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Josepha
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Mrs. Haines
- Woodrow Wilson (1965)
- Frederick Douglass (1965) ... Mrs. Haines
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Mrs. Hill
- Express Stop from Lenox Avenue (1963) ... Mrs. Hill
 1959 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mamie
- Simply Heavenly (1959) ... Mamie
 1959 The Last Angry Man
Mrs. Quincy
 1959 New York Confidential (TV Series)
Melva
- Child of Terror (1959) ... Melva
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She acted in Lorraine Hansberry's play, "A Raisin in the Sun", at the Candlelight Forum Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Robert Thompson and Deloris Gaskins. See more »
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An enduring, hefty-framed African-American maternal presence in the grand "Rock of Gibraltar" tradition of Ethel Waters, Juanita Moore, Theresa Merritt, Mabel King and Esther Rolle, Ms. McNeil's best recalled role was as the matriarch "Lena Younger" in the stage and film versions of "A Raisin in the Sun". See more »

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